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2:54 p.m. May 7, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
3:52 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Cruise stocks are rallying, in wake of Florida suing CDC, HHS to restart operationsShares of cruise operators rose in premarket trading Friday, as over how and when operations can resume. Carnival Corp.'s stock climbed 1.9%, Royal Caribbean Group shares gained 0.8% and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. advanced 1.1% ahead of the open, while futures for the S&P 500 edged up 0.2%. As the companies have urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to allow them to restart cruises from U.S. ports this summer, on Thursday to force the restart of cruises, which have been suspended for more than a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Late Thursday, Royal Caribbean disclosed it was , while saying it "strongly" believed that President Joe Biden's stated goal for society to reopen in time for Independence Day "is a realistic goal."
11:44 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
As some hospitals near 90% capacity due to COVID-19, this map can tell you if your local hospital is almost full A new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their areaA new tool can help people assess the hospital-bed situation in their area.
2:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
9:47 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force The team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staffThe team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staff.
11:33 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Italy tightens COVID-19 restrictions, plunging Venice back into ‘victorious solitude’ Residents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalizationResidents reflect on the pandemic and the costs of globalization.
9:12 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Can Trump write off $70K in haircuts? IRS allows tax deductions for highly unusual expenses — including fertility treatment, vasectomies and rehab The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation’The agency has guidelines on expenses that aim to ‘increase your personal prestige or establish your professional reputation.’
11:14 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Coronavirus update: U.S. cases top 7 million, after jumping by more than 45,000 in a single day Fiscal stimulus talks heat up as concerns grow over another COVID-19–related hit to the economy; Rio delays Carnival for the first time in a century, and Madrid calls for another shutdownA rising tide worldwide of new cases and deaths from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has prompted calls for new shutdown measures overseas and accountability in the U.S., but also renewed attempts at a stimulus bill to fend of another pandemic-induced economic slowdown.
6:55 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By MarketWatch
‘Open letter to America’ signed by 489 national-security leaders calls Trump ‘not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office’ Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, ‘is, above all, a good man with a strong sense of right and wrong,’ states letter from retired generals, admirals, NCOs, ambassadors and national-security officialsFormer Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, ‘is, above all, a good man with a strong sense of right and wrong,’ the letter states.
5:25 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
CDC says retracted posting that appeared to change the agency’s position on the aerosolized spread of coronavirus was ‘an honest mistake’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly acted after CNN took note of the changed language about viral transmissionCenters for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly acted after CNN took note of the changed language about viral transmission.
4:06 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Medicare administrator Verma said to have paid private consultants nearly $6 million in taxpayer money for personal image-building campaign The consultants, many with Republican ties, billed taxpayers up to $380 per hour for work largely aimed at polishing the profile of Medicare administrator Seema Verma, say congressional investigatorsThe consultants, many with Republican Party ties, billed taxpayers up to $380 per hour on work largely aimed at polishing the profile of Medicare administrator Seema Verma, congressional investigators write.
4:19 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Public health experts grew increasingly uncomfortable as Trump continued to minimize severity of coronavirus crisis President Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphonePresident Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphone.
1:08 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump breaks latest norm in tapping into White House pomp and pageantry as backdrop for acceptance speech President Donald Trump‘s planned Republican convention speech from the White House lawn this week might be the latest and most blatant example of his long-running disregard for norms and traditions of the presidency and executive-branch standards.
4:17 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Sumathi Reddy
Men now advised to cap alcohol consumption at one drink a day as federal committee rethinks dietary guidelines Data show alcohol consumption on the rise during the coronavirus pandemicData show alcohol consumption on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic.
3:56 a.m. July 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Medicare and Medicaid administrator Seema Verma mismanaged communications-consulting contracts, inspector-general concludes Inspector general says the HHS’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Verma treated the contracts as personal services work and exerted a level of control over the contractors exceeding what’s allowedThe head of the Medicare and Medicaid programs failed to properly manage more than $6 million in communications and outreach contracts, giving broad authority over federal employees to a Republican media strategist she worked with before joining the Trump administration, a government watchdog said in a report to be released Thursday.
2:00 p.m. July 16, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
USA Today says Peter Navarro’s op-ed criticizing Fauci was ‘misleading’ and did not meet ‘fact-checking standards’ USA Today published an op-ed by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. Anthony Fauci responded: ‘It doesn’t do anything but reflect poorly on them’USA Today published an op-ed by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. Anthony Fauci responded: ‘It doesn’t do anything but reflect poorly on them. I cannot figure out in my wildest dreams why they would want to do that’
1:19 p.m. July 4, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
U.S. new coronavirus cases hit all-time high of 57,497 — as COVID-19 surges in Florida, Arizona, California and Texas New cases are up 43% in Florida over the past week, up 35% in Texas, and up 20% in California over the same periodNew cases are up 43% in Florida over the past week, up 35% in Texas, and up 20% in California over the same period.
9:00 a.m. July 3, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
U.S. records 55,000 new coronavirus cases — as COVID-19 surges in Florida, Arizona, California and Texas New cases are up 38% in Florida over the past week, up 27% in Texas, and up 20% in California over the same periodNew cases are up 38% in Florida over the past week, up 27% in Texas, and up 20% in California over the same period.
9:10 a.m. June 21, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My estranged husband filed a joint tax return without my knowledge. He got my family’s stimulus payment — what can I do? ‘He has used the pandemic to commit emotional and economic abuse’‘He has used the pandemic to commit emotional and economic abuse.’
4:17 p.m. June 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Utah and Oregon put reopening of economies on hold amid spikes in coronavirus cases, but Texas, Arkansas and Arizona press on despite warning signs U.S. states are weighing health risks against economic damage from stay-at-home orders that have thrown millions out of work Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold Saturday amid a spike in coronavirus cases, but there was no turning back in such states as Texas, Arkansas and Arizona despite warning signs flashing there too.
5:02 a.m. May 26, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband refuses to give me my stimulus check. He says that I don’t deserve it because I didn’t earn it. What can I do? ‘It is outrageous that a spouse would share liability for tax debt, but not share in the stimulus payment.’ What legal recourse does this woman have?‘It is outrageous that a spouse would share liability for tax debt, but not share in the stimulus payment.’ What legal recourse does this woman have?
5:28 a.m. May 24, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I owe child support from my first marriage and did not receive a stimulus check. Does Trump not realize I have another family to take care of?’ ‘Withholding checks now does not take into account the unprecedented circumstances in which we’re living’‘Withholding checks now does not take into account the unprecedented circumstances in which we’re living.’
12:29 p.m. May 18, 2020 - Associated Press
State Department inspector general who faulted Trump administration personnel moves becomes latest watchdog fired Secretary of State Mike Pompeo initially provided no reason for Steve Linick’s removal from his job, in which he had served since 2013, according to a senior department official; on Monday Pompeo reportedly said Linick had been ‘trying to undermine what it was that we were trying to do’A senior department official said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo removed Steve Linick from his job, in which he had served since 2013, but gave no reason for his removal.
12:08 p.m. May 10, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
New estimates on coronavirus fatalities make for chilling reading as U.S. states ease restrictions on social distancing ‘I don’t want to be Mr. Doom and Gloom,’ President Trump said‘I don’t want to be Mr. Doom and Gloom,’ President Trump said.
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